The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | Michael Sieben

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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Originally published to great acclaim in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has since secured itself as one of the best loved children’s classics of all time | And while the much loved story has stood the test of time, HarperCollins teamed with Austin-based artist Michael Sieben to update the illustrations | As longtime supporters of Sieben’s artistic work, especially the stuff he’s done with the Okay Mountain Gallery and Roger Skateboards, boobosh were more than excited to hear he’d be illustrating such an iconic book | Sieben’s illustrations and hand lettering span the 200-page plus book with cartoon characters and colourful landscapes that are super cute, yet a little dark at the same time — a distinct style that seems to compliment Baum’s macabre tale rather well | This balance of slightly dark and playful imagery is only enhanced by Sieben’s choice of colours, resulting in a book, that much like the story, appeals to both adults and children alike | Published on 19th February 2013 by HarperCollins, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is avialable now for pre-order on Amazon.

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